Beamish - Living Museum of the North - October - November 2019

Beamish were on track for a tram-endous and bus-tling Transport Through Time event, which ran from Thursday, 24th October to Sunday, 3rd November 2019.

From creating your own Georgian map and a special Beamish transport ticket to racing Meccano creations and having a go at the bike dynamo, there were a whole host of transport-related activities to get involved with at the museum during October Half Term.

During October Half Term you could:

  • Collect your special Beamish transport ticket from the Entrance and get your ticket clipped as you spot different types of transport during your visit.
  • Draw your favourite route around the museum in the style of a Georgian map at 1820s Pockerley Old Hall.
  • See the latest innovation in Georgian technology at 1820s Pockerley Waggonway as you enjoy a steam train ride through the spectacular Georgian landscape. You can also meet the pack pony.
  • In The 1900s Town, have a go on the bike dynamo in the garage and create and race paper aeroplanes in the Masonic Hall.
  • Catch a steam train ride at Rowley Station from Saturday, 26th October to Sunday, 3rd November.
  • Build your own Meccano vehicle in the 1950s welfare hall and then race your creation across the room – will yours be the fastest?
  • Outside the tram depot, you can dress up in costume and sit in the driver’s seat of one of the Beamish buses.
  • Marvel at a tractor display at The 1940s Farm.
  • In the Open Stores, see the fascinating Step Back in Time exhibition, with objects including snow shoes, ice skates, roller skates and different types of shoes through the ages.
  • Meet Members of the Invalid Carriage Register (ICR)who presented their first-ever working demonstration of invalid carriages around the museum site from Thursday, 31st October until Sunday, 3rd November 2019. These vehicles provided independent transport for disabled people after the First World War. Also the ICR presented an exhibition entitled 'The Carrying of Passengers is Forbidden'.